On tiger selfies

There's been some media hubbub the last few days after the New York State legislature passed a bill that would ban "tiger selfies" -- yep, exactly what it sounds like, apparently it's a guys-on-Tinder thing. (Because of course it is.) [NY Post]

As it happens, the the actual bill is aimed at prohibiting direct contact between the public and big cats (like tigers) at places such as "roadside zoo exhibitors" as a safety measure for people and a welfare measure for the animals. The Assembly sponsor, Linda Rosenthal, said she hadn't even heard of the tiger selfies until after the bill passed her in chamber. ] [CNet]

If this sounds like a Colbert Report segment, you would be right (embedded above).

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Hmmmm... A tiger selfie would really spruce up my Tinder profile.

No need to enact a bill to prevent this. Just let these people carry on and eventually the gene pool will enjoy a little extra space thanks to their demise.

Seems like a big waste of time and taxpayer dollars to me. I haven't heard of many (and by many, I mean any) injuries or deaths from such actions, human nor animal. Aren't there bigger things to worry about?

You know... that seems like a problem that would solve itself... :)

Now I want a Tiger Selfie more than ever.

now if only we could do something about bathroom mirror selfies.

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